Early concept footage of what would later become Assassin's Creed has found it's way onto the web, showing that Ubisoft's mega-selling franchise started out as a Prince of Persia spin-off.

The clip is part of a show reel featured on the website of a sound designer who used to work at Ubisoft, spotted by Twitter leak-hound Superannuation.

The footage in question shows an assassin slinking through a crowd, punching some poor schlub in the throat and then jumping onto a horse with a companion. It's labelled Prince of Persia: Assassins and apparently dates back to 2004.

Skip to 1.23 in the clip below to check it out.

The leaked footage follows quick on the heels of some officially endorsed proto-Assassin's Creed concept art issued by Ubi earlier this week.

The reel also shows off an unreleased Indiana Jones game which looks like it might have been a sequel to 2003 LucasArts adventure Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb.

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